Windham Tech sends grads off into the world, college
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Windham - posted Mon., Jun. 20, 2011
It was hot. It was stuffy. And it was joyous. The 2011 Windham Technical High School graduation ceremony took place June 19 at Geissler Gymnasium on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus.
One-hundred-twenty graduates were the stars of the show, as family and friends celebrated the first chapter of their new lives. Special guests included state Board of Education Chair Allan Taylor and state Technical High School Assistant Superintendent Nivea Torres.
Delivering speeches were Principal Kirk Murad, Senior Class Advisor Elizabeth Scheff, salutatorian Michael Herman, and valedictorian Jacob Walsh.
According to graduate Stephanie Cote, who specialized in Architectural Technology, a large number of her classmates are going on to college. “My entire shop is going to college, except one,” she said. “This year, most of the graduating class is going to college.”
Windham Tech students divide their time between academics and trade specialties known as “shops.” Shops at Windham Tech include: architectural technology, automotive mechanics, carpentry, electrical, culinary arts, electronics technology, manufacturing technology, heating ventilation and air conditioning and health technology.